May 8, 2014

State Budget Update May 2014

Late last week, the legislature and the Governor agreed on a final budget for FY15.    The Committee makes no changes to the Arts Commission (arts grants)  allocation of $ 1,797,830.  A new $525,000 line item is for a consortium of seven art museums (Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Bruce Museum, Florence Griswold Museum, Hill-Stead Museum, Lyman Allyn Art Museum, Mattatuck Museum, and New Britain Museum of American Art).  Litchfield Jazz Festival also received a new line item allocation of $50,000.    The complete budget can be found here, with the Department of Economic and Community Development budget begining on page 11.

Author: Connecticut Arts Alliance

The Connecticut Arts Alliance (CAA) was founded in 2005 as an advocacy organization to ensure that the arts remain central to life in Connecticut. The organization strives to promote and underscore the value of all achievements of the arts industry and all of the ways in which the arts improve daily life for residents of the State. Among its most visible programs are assisting with workshops for the annual Connecticut Arts Day at the Capitol organized by the Connecticut Office of the Arts, and providing advocacy guidance and resources in concert with the Office of the Arts and regional arts service organizations. The organization works to foster public education and awareness of the arts, to increase funding for the arts, and to influence public funding decisions and actions that affect the arts.